Research Methods

Dissonant emotions, divergent outcomes: Constructing space for emotional methodologies in development

Movimento para a liberdade das mulheres na prostituição (Movimento) and União para a protecção dos direitos dos trabalhadores (União) are mobilising for human rights around sex work and prostitution in Latin America. After a year of working with both groups, my relationship with Movimento broke down; meanwhile the relationship with União flourished and from it emerged intensive and productive ethnographic experiences and a large and rich dataset.

Structural Violence and Structural Vulnerability Within the Risk Environment: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives for a Social Epidemiology of HIV Risk Among Injection Drug Users and Sex Workers

An article in Rethinking Social Epidemiology
2012, Part 3, 205-230.

The transmission of HIV is shaped by individual-environment inter­actions. Social epidemiologic approaches thus seek to capture the dynamic and reciprocal relationships of individual-environment interactions in the production and reduction of risk.

A model for community representation and participation in HIV prevention trials among women who engage in transactional sex in Africa

An article by Shagi C, Vallely A, Kasindi S, Chiduo B, Desmond N, Soteli S, Kavit N, Vallely L, Lees S, Hayes R and Ross D in AIDS Care, Volume 20, Issue 9 October 2008 , pages 1039 - 1049.

Bridging Communities in Sex Work Research

A workshop abstract by Wood, E. and Goodyear, M. from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Eastern & Midcontinent Region Joint Conference St Petersburg June 2009.

Sex Work and Research Ethics

STELLA is a Canadian sex worker group that has developed its own code of research ethics for clinical trials on new HIV-prevention and treatment technologies or sero-prevalence studies.

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